August 17, 2014

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge 232

Good morning!!  It's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge!  Want to play along?  Here is the deal: make a card with this layout and use the InLinkz button down at the very end of this post to enter your card. The links will close on Friday at 10 PM (Mountain Time). Be sure to link directly to the blog post or gallery image which features your card. You may post a picture of the sketch on your blog, but please save the image to your computer first. Use the keyword SSSC232 if you plan to post your card in an online gallery.

Please excuse my picture - yesterday my computer died.  Dead.  Done for.  I don't have my photo editing software handy, so you all get my iPhone photo today.  I'm having major anxiety over this event!  Now we get to see if our backup system really did save all our photos and documents.  I'm really stressed about buying a new computer too!  It's just money I don't want to spend.  Anyway...  Once I'm back up and running I'll replace the photo.  Grrr.

PHOTO UPDATED (happy, happy!!)

My card this week is pretty basic - stamps, paper, ink (and a button!).  I grabbed some goodies from Verve, starting with Bountiful Backgrounds.  I repeatedly stamped the polka dot background in Grout Gray ink on Grout Gray card stock.  The sentiment is from You and I and I layered the images up, then added another little row of dots underneath the sentiment using the lines and dots background.  I cheated just a bit and added the banner underneath the sentiment panel instead of the background, but the sentiment square was just too big.  Oops!

Please visit the Sweet Sunday Stampers for more inspiration:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

recipe -
stamps: you and i (verve), bountiful backgrounds (verve)
paper: smooth white (mft), grout gray (mft), pink lemonade (mft)
ink: grout gray (mft), pink lemonade (mft), steel grey (mft)
accessories: banner bundle die set (verve), pierced square stax die-namics (mft), pink lemonade buttons (mft), hemp cord (mft), foam tape


  1. Cute card and sketch. Hope you can retrieve all your files! Ours died a month ago or so and it is so frustrating! Luckily most files were saved! Good luck!!

  2. Oh no. So sorry about the computer :( There is NEVER a good time for a computer to crash.

  3. That stinks, I'm sorry to hear about your computer and I'm saying a little prayer for you that all your pictures are saved. I've had that happen. Not good.
    Your card is wonderful. I love the soft colors and layered stamping for your sentiment.

  4. Never fun having to get a new computer, especially when it dies on you! Hoping you can recover all the data - the guys at the stores are pretty amazing at being able to retrieve things and trust they can for you too :) LOVE this card!

  5. Love your card! RIP to the computer and saying a prayer that you get all your data recovered.

  6. I'm SO sorry about your computer Karen! That is THE worst. Seriously. I get so mad when mine just gets slow. Can't imagine it dying. :( LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card though. It's amazing and perfect.

  7. OMGoodness, so sorry to hear about your computer! Mine died last year and I was beside myself...fortunately I had just bought an Ipad or I fear I would have lost my mind :)

    Your card is so pretty - I love your stamping style!

  8. so sorry about your computer Karen, I do love this card!! So sweet, love the soft colors and pretty button and twine bow!!

  9. So pretty! Love the soft color scheme. Good luck with the new computer. I got a Windows 8 computer a few months ago and I feel like I'm still trying to figure it out.

  10. That's a drag about the computer but a Mac that's great. Can you tell I'm an apple girl?!
    Your card is beautiful and now i must go and shop at verve

  11. I CRAZY love your gorgeous card!!! I LOVE how you stamped over the heart! GORGEOUS girlie!

    Seriously, only YOU can pull off a gorgeous iPhone pic!

  12. Fantastic sketch, and LOVE your card, Karen! Beautiful simplicity!

  13. Your work is so clean and beautiful! It's always enjoyable to see what you create. Thanks for the wonderful sketch.